The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Development Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Consultant
Rank 631 618 599
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 22 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.039% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.042% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 10
Median daily rate £438 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £575 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Development Consultant in the job title.

Development Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK.

Development Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 22 £438 -10.25% 3
South East -5 11 £450 -
London +1 7 £438 +2.27% 3
Berkshire +5 6 £450 -
Reading +2 5 £450 -
East Midlands +13 1 - -
South West -3 1 - -
North West -8 1 £450 -10.00%
Cheshire -11 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £285 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £475 -

Development Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Development Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Development Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Migration
2 14 (25.00%) Project Management
3 12 (21.43%) SQL
4 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (17.86%) Coaching
6 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.71%) Java
8 6 (10.71%) .NET
8 6 (10.71%) MS Project
8 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.93%) Oracle
9 5 (8.93%) C#
9 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (7.14%) vSphere
10 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.14%) Analytics
10 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
10 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (7.14%) Web Services
11 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (5.36%) QlikView

Development Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (10.71%) MS Project
3 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.79%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.36%) QlikView
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.57%) Big Data
6 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.57%) Power BI
7 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.79%) Lumira
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.79%) OLAP
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.79%) JMeter
1 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.79%) Automotive
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) EJB
3 3 (5.36%) J2EE
3 3 (5.36%) Middleware
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (5.36%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) XSD
3 3 (5.36%) XSLT
4 1 (1.79%) Ajax
4 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) D3.js
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) Lucene
4 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Fintech
2 3 (5.36%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.57%) Biometrics
3 2 (3.57%) Biotechnology
3 2 (3.57%) e-Learning
3 2 (3.57%) Life Science
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Migration
1 14 (25.00%) Project Management
2 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.86%) Coaching
4 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.14%) Analytics
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Data Analytics
7 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.36%) High Availability
7 3 (5.36%) SOA
8 2 (3.57%) CRM
8 2 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.57%) Logistics
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 6 (10.71%) Java
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) PhD
2 2 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (1.79%) CISM
3 1 (1.79%) CISSP
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.79%) Nuix
4 1 (1.79%) Qualys
4 1 (1.79%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.79%) Sage
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Splunk
4 1 (1.79%) TIBCO